Perle’s Managed Media Converters extend copper to fiber, multimode to multimode and multimode to single mode fiber with extensive security, network integration and ease of use features that are not available in similar products by other manufacturers.
Managed Media Converters support all authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA. To further protect ID’s and passwords from someone ‘snooping’ on the network, Perle Managed Media Converters provide secure management sessions by supporting SSH, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS. These types of features are used when managing your corporate firewalls, switches and routers. It should be expected that they are also available in your Managed Media Converter.
You will also appreciate how easy the Perle Managed Media Converters are to set up with an intuitive Web Manager GUI and multiple methods of access. And, with support for IPv6, Perle Media Converters provide organizations with investment protection to meet this rapidly growing standard.
For those environments requiring a medium to large-scale deployment of media converters, a centralized platform that simplifies the configuration, administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of this gear is recommended. PerleVIEW Device Management software is a multi-user, Windows server-based application that delivers this level of Enterprise-grade solution.
Almost all Media Converters that are commonly available on the market claim to have a feature called Link-Pass Through. However, in most products, this feature is poorly implemented and does not work properly. If you choose a low-end Media Converter, the end to end connection on your network will always appear as if it is up and running, even though the fiber connection may be broken or disconnected. The end devices, such as switches, continue to see the connection as healthy and never report a problem to an enterprise network management system. Your network will be down and you won’t know why or what to fix!
If you choose Perle you will get Media Converters with an onboard processor that continuously monitors the status of the links connected to its transceiver ports. These connections behave like real copper to copper connections. If there is a break or failure in the link, both end devices become aware and react accordingly. An application on a server or a switch can then take the appropriate action should a link fail. Read more about Perle’s implementation of Link-Pass Through for efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance.
Perle Media Converters are compatible with Cisco switches and routers. As key components in the reliability and stability of your network, you need dependable Media Converters from a source you can trust.
Most Media Converter manufacturers do not publish (or make very difficult to find) their MTBF’s. Perle is proud of the reliability of all our Media Converters. The high MTBF rates can be found on the Hardware Specs for each Perle Media Converter.
If you need a technical consultation (by phone or email) to help you choose the best Media Converter for your application, Perle is easy to reach. We have sales and technical support staff around the globe to support you when you need it.
Perle Media Converters are extremely easy to install and configure. But, if you do get stuck, Perle will not abandon you. Our world-wide Technical Support staff can assist you with any post sales support you might need.
Perle is so confident in the quality of our Media Converters we give you a Lifetime Warranty. How is that for peace of mind?
Perle has been providing reliable device connectivity solutions since 1976. That’s over 30 years of experience that businesses around the globe have come to trust to deliver superior connectivity technology for mission critical applications.
Network uptime is vitally important to your success. Choose quality products. Choose Perle. Your fiber to Ethernet network will thank you. So will your boss!